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Chuck Wilson

Chuck Wilson
Chuck Wilson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): L.A. Weekly, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% The Lion in Winter (1968) All that's ever mattered about The Lion in Winter are Hepburn and O'Toole, and the pleasure we take from watching two masters inspire each other to greatness. Scenery chewing has rarely been so artful. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 12, 2016
20% Tank 432 (Belly of the Bulldog) (2016) A last-minute flurry of action and a final plot twist aren't enough to redeem this busy but tedious thriller. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 23, 2016
90% Uncle Howard (2016) A bit disjointed but also vibrant and loving, much like its subject. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2016
100% A Stray (2016) Most of the turns of plot feel organic, ours to discover, as long as we're paying attention. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 18, 2016
No Score Yet The David Dance (2016) [A] painfully dull film ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 12, 2016
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) Bates is a shameless ham throughout, but when she works her magic on Trotter's end-of-movie speech to Gilly, resistance is futile. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 5, 2016
86% Closet Monster (2016) It wouldn't work at all if the filmmaker hadn't lucked into an actor as gifted as Jessup. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 21, 2016
71% The Tenth Man (El rey del Once) (2016) In his lovely new film, Argentine director Daniel Burman mixes reality with fiction in inventive ways. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2016
91% Zero Days (2016) Since no terrorist group or nation state has ever claimed credit for Stuxnet, Gibney can only hypothesize about its origins, but he makes an alarmingly lucid (if circumstantial) case for the culpability of the United States and Israel. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 8, 2016
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016) The 93-year-old is a legend with a zillion stories - so why is the new documentary about his life so unsatisfying? ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 8, 2016
91% Heaven Can Wait (1943) Heaven Can Wait may be 73 years old, but it's vibrant and alive, and teaching us anew the central language of film. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 15, 2016
20% Who's Driving Doug (2016) The road-trip drama Who's Driving Doug is earnest but not overly sweet - a blessing for a film with built-in sentimentality traps. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 23, 2016
7% Misconduct (2016) Shimosawa's debut feature boasts an elegant visual style and a mystery plot with so many absurd twists that the film becomes enjoyable high melodrama. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 2, 2016
6% Martyrs (2016) Proves only that what is repellent in French is equally so in English. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 19, 2016
65% Krampus (2015) The movie sends mixed messages. It's hard, but gooey, too. Trick 'r Treat showed that Dougherty has a mean streak (with wit), but with Krampus, he's clearly been charged with delivering a wide-appeal PG-13 film. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 4, 2015
62% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) Led by the honorably dour Firth and the charisma-free Harington, MI-5 is convoluted and dull ... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 1, 2015
100% Top Spin (2015) These "kids" turn out to be wiser than their years - wiser than most of us, probably - as they both win and lose with an enviable grace. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2015
71% The Looking Glass (2015) An overlong but deeply felt film about a dying woman trying to connect with her granddaughter. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2015
96% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) The Russian Woodpecker is very much like Fedor himself -- eccentric as hell, smart as a whip, and, at the end of the day, a heartbreaker. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2015
100% Movement And Location (2015) Movement and Location is an original and intelligent immigrant drama with a title so academic (and uncommercial) that you might want to give the filmmakers a firm talking-to. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2015
24% Hellions (2015) Hellions is unsettling, but in all the wrong ways. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
83% Uncle John (2015) Thanks to Ashton's brilliant, career-defining performance, we're made to see that the only thing worse than doing evil deeds is being nice enough to feel guilty about them. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 15, 2015
33% Contracted: Phase II (2015) The filmmakers don't appear fully committed to the idea of a zombie apocalypse, so no sense of dread (or suspense) ever takes hold. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 1, 2015
86% Paulette (2013) It's all pure hokum, perfect for a Shirley MacLaine remake, but it's lovely to see Lafont carrying a film so effortlessly. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 11, 2015
97% It Follows (2015) If the kids think this is the scariest thing ever, then so be it. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 10, 2015
No Score Yet We Are Kings (2014) We Are Kings is that rare thing: a film about musicians where you actually look forward to the next song. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2015
43% Comet (2014) Esmail frames his lovers against landscapes that are richly textured and swooningly romantic, but they prove unworthy of the fuss. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2014
100% Flamenco, Flamenco (2010) A viewer may not connect, emotionally, with every number, and may even dislike a few, but that, too, the film suggests, is the nature of flamenco. We bring to it whoever we are in the given moment. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 18, 2014
97% Housebound (2014) Hard to categorize -- horror-comedy? mystery-thriller? -- but lots of fun to watch. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
67% Algorithms (2014) Three visually impaired teenage boys from India who play chess at the championship level are the subject of this slow-moving yet soulful documentary. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 14, 2014
50% The Houses October Built (2014) The scary Halloween house at your local amusement park is child's play compared to the "extreme haunts" that fill this uneven but intriguing found-footage horror flick. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 7, 2014
90% For Those In Peril (2014) The film's finale is wild and daring and so perfectly executed that it marks Wright as one of the film year's most audacious new voices. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2014
80% The Little Bedroom (2014) Decades apart in age, Caille and Bouquet both exemplify artful restraint - deciphering their tiniest gesture is a deeply rewarding experience. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 23, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) Its heart lies in the noirish past of both movies and literature. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 9, 2014
0% The Prince (2014) If filmmakers were put on trial for hackery, a good prosecutor might ask director Miller why The Prince contains no discernible prince but does feature a closing-credit shout-out to "Prince Yoohanhwesa." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 26, 2014
7% Are You Here (2014) Writer-director Matthew Weiner, creator of the magnificent Mad Men, has made a feature film - theoretically a comedy - that's just shy of terrible. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
17% Jersey Shore Massacre (2014) Watching the hopelessly vapid get taken out, one by one, has never been more depressing. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2014
19% Very Good Girls (2014) Very Good Girls is a film one wants to like but can't. It just doesn't work. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 22, 2014
60% Hellion (2014) Hellion offers Paul his most adult screen role so far, and he's very fine, but the movie belongs to Wiggins, a newcomer whose innate gifts are a perfect echo of Paul's. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
89% Test (2014) Six years after his debut feature, The New Twenty, writer-director Chris Mason Johnson returns with a film that's less polished but braver. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 10, 2014
83% Sol LeWitt (2014) Teerink paints a portrait of an intensely modest man who relished the idea of other artists carrying out his ideas, and, in the process, extending a given idea further than he himself had imagined. ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2014
96% Ran (1985) Less a director's return to form than an essay in solipsism and self-pity run amok. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2014
63% 13 Sins (2014) Stamm brings such a deft touch to these tonal transitions that it's hard to believe he directed the dreadful 2010 hit The Last Exorcism. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2014
77% Watermark (2014) Watermark is a documentary filled with images both beautiful and wrenching, yet the film as a whole is a disappointment. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 1, 2014
84% It Felt Like Love (2014) In her pitch-perfect feature film debut, writer-director Eliza Hittman explores the terrible uncertainties of adolescence, and in the process reclaims the word "girls" for its rightful owners. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2014
65% U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014) A compelling but ultimately unsatisfying film. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 11, 2014
9% Dark House (2014) Dark House is one nutty horror movie, but what's crazier still is how well it works - until it doesn't. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 11, 2014
97% Ernest & CĂ©lestine (2014) The film's gorgeous, hand-drawn animation is as lovingly detailed as the drawings a girl mouse named Celestine is secretly making about an imaginary mouse and bear friendship. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 25, 2014
59% Nurse (2014) If the onscreen serial killer isn't having fun, how can we? ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 10, 2014
100% The Great Flood (2014) Destined for a long life in museums and history classes alike, this is cinema as art, and a classic. ‐ L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 31, 2014